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Linux To Get More Remote Diagnostics, Collaboration Tools

Open source is getting a boost on the remote access, remote diagnostics and collaboration fronts this week at LinuxWorld.

3am Labs, a Burlington, Mass.-based maker of secure remote access and systems management for Windows, said it aims to move fully into the Linux realm by the year's end, and Netline Internet Service said it plans to put its open-source mail and collaboration package into General Public License.

3am's LogMeIn software lets users connect to business or home computers from virtually any networked device equipped with a browser. And solution providers use the vendor's RemotelyAnywhere software to manage, troubleshoot and fix customers' computers regardless of their location.

The current versions of 3am's software let users access Windows machines from Linux devices, but the new versions will let users running Windows or Linux reach Windows or Linux boxes, according to the company.

LogMeIn features SSL end-to-end encryption, supports multiple authentication methods and can tie in to Windows or Samba networks, 3am said. The software also provides audit logs that can be funneled into a database or a syslog server.

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